A Canadian Federal Court ruled Monday that wines produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, cannot be marked with “Product of Israel” but must be clearly labeled as a product of an Israeli settlement. David Kattenburg brought a complaint against the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Complaints and Appeals Office (CAO) for how they [...]

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US Attorney General William Barr on Thursday directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to adopt an addendum resuming capital punishment after nearly two decades. Additionally, the Acting Director of the BOP was directed to schedule the executions of five inmates convicted of murdering children and the elderly. In a press release from the Department [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California blocked the Trump administration’s new asylum rule Wednesday. The new rule, announced July 15, requires most asylum-seekers to ask for protection in another country before reaching the US-Mexico border. Under the new rule, Hondurans and Salvadorans would have to be denied asylum [...]

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In a press release on Tuesday, the European Commission (EC) opened an investigation into Amazon for possible anti-competitive conduct to “assess whether Amazon’s use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace is a breach in EU competition rules.” Commissioner Vestager stated that the EC is seeking to ensure that “large online [...]

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Alejandro Toledo, a former president of Peru, was arrested in California on Tuesday on an extradition order for his alleged role in the Odebretch corruption scandal. Toledo is facing corruption charges in Peru for accepting bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebretch while he was in office from 2001-2006. The Odebretch scandal spans 12 countries and [...]

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Sudan’s ruling military council and a pro-democracy opposition alliance signed a power-sharing agreement on Wednesday that brings three months of negotiations and protests to a close and creates a pathway to democratic rule. The two powers have been vying for power since April when former President Omar Hassan al-Bashir was ousted. The agreement establishes a [...]

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Indonesia’s House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the Science and Technology Bill, which imposes criminal charges on foreign researchers if they are found to violate visa regulations, according to a copy obtained by the Jakarta Post. In addition to requiring permits for research, the new law also levies criminal charges against researchers who steal biodiversity [...]

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The Rent Stabilization Association (RSA) and Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), along with individual landlords, filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging New York’s new rent laws under Fourth and Fifth Amendment property rights. Last month the New York Senate passed the Housing Stability And Tenant Protections Act of 2019. This Act reformed the previous rent [...]

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In a report published on Thursday, Amnesty International called on South Korea to abolish a law criminalizing consensual gay sex in the military. The report focuses on the “discrimination, intimidation, violence, isolation and impunity” that soldiers experience as a result of Article 92-6 of the Military Criminal Act, which punishes sexual activity between men in [...]

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